false comfort, treacherous joy


Photo Brian Federle: Candles 2014

Lights dancing
In evergreen branches

bright birds perched among
golden ornaments —

false comfort,
treacherous joy!

For this season of life
refreshes my tears,
renews my pain.


3 thoughts on “false comfort, treacherous joy

      • I do think of you often, Steven, and wonder how you’re doing. It’s the holidays, birthdays, and other special days that are really rough, as I know you know. Take good care of yourself and live life fully – I know that’s what our sons want us to do. Even though we’re in pain. I’ve learned to lean into that pain and somehow it helps. Will continue to hold you in my thoughts.

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